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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

I've been pondering......

and struggling with the
 "Romancing the Roadtrip" quilt.....
I just couldn't seem to get my head around this quilt at all....

Then I had a light bulb moment....lol...
I'm soooo happy with my new idea.....

My quilt will be very different from the pattern.....
I'm personalising all my postcards so it will end up being a travel memory quilt.....

So here is my new plan.....
I will be making a quilt top using the "Stack and whack" method then needleturning the postcards in a random fashion on top.....
This will then allow me to add more postcards after the quilt is finished (quilted and bound) as I'm hoping that I will continue to do a bit more travelling in the future.....
Of course I have no idea at this stage how many postcards I will make either.......

So there you have it......

Gosh...I feel better now that I've made a decission....
My February postcards.....


Toodloooo......



Sunday, February 24, 2019

Pretty pleased.....

with myself.....lol.....
The UFO challenge number 12 for me is to put the "Simple Life" quilt top together......
Not a finish though as there are 5 applique/stitchery pieces to be needleturned on......






I have prepared all the pieces but they are another number in the challenge so I'll have to to wait and see when that pops up......


1 Xmas Item a Month....

My effort is a little project.....



I think they are sweet as well as useful....

Well off to do a bit more stitching.....
Toodlooooo....

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Preparation...Preparation....Preparation

Is the key to success....
I hope.....
I exceeded my expectations with the plan for the Pretty Crochet quilt.....
All pieces crocheted and Suffolk puffs made ready to put together.....
Yayyy very excited about that....


1 Xmas project a month also ready to finish by the 25th Feb......


UFO Challenge number 12 project is all set out and ready to stitch together.....
Simple Life quilt top.....
5 stitcheries to be done and needle turned on the quilt top later, that part will be another UFO number .....



"Flower Garden Quilt" 
is now set out ready to add background hexies


4 Postcards also ready for stitching....
Dragging the chain a bit with these.....


Oh yes, a little scrapbooking purchase....
just a change of pace from stitching.....


I'm off now to work on one of the above......
Toodlooooo......

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Sunday Stitchers .

Chatting, eating, stitching and laughing were the order of the day.......



Valentine's Day was the morning tea theme....
Thank you Michelle, Teresa and Tatyana.....


Our UFO Challenge photos....

Sandi


Cheryl


Inca 


Michelle


Me


Noela


Tatyana


Maria 


Maria from "Life on the Block" has joined us for this challenge......


Show and Tell is always enjoyable checking the girls projects.....

Tatyana and Maria....


Sandi's


Lynda had a recent trip to Japan and these are the wonderful things she made on her tour.....
Lynda was also our Birthday Girl.....



My projects.....




It was once again a lot of fun.....
I do hope I haven't forgotten anyone.....

Last but not least is the new number for the
UFO Challenge is.....


That's all there is.....
Toodlooooo.....

Saturday, February 16, 2019

FNSI

It was great to spend Friday evening stitching with Wendy and all the lovely blogland ladies.....
I stitched the binding down on my little mini quilt......
"Mini Scrappy Triangles"
BOM from Glenrose Patchwork.....


Then more crochet of my squares....


I'm very pleased with my nights work.....
Toodlooooo......

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A lovely day.....

Stitching with the girls was terrific.....
We had 2 lovely visitors .....
Dale and Lynne, friends of Sandi's....
Sandi had set a beautiful table with terrific fresh baked goodies......
The theme was....
"Valentine's Day"




Sandi had organised us to do a swap....
A fake flower, a funny card and a chocolate.....
I received these from Sandi.....


Unfortunately we didn't take a group photo with our visitors....no reason really, we just were laughing and chatting so much no-one remembered.....

Thanks Sandi for a fun day......
Toodlooooo.....






Monday, February 11, 2019

Sewing update....

Mini quilts are a lot of fun to make....
This one is part of "Mini Quilt BOM" from Glenrose Patchwork......


My number 8 in the Sunday Stitchers UFO  Challenge......
A Faeries in My Garden pattern....
Fifi's Pincushion.....



Small projects but fun to make......
Toodlooooo......

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Subi.... Outing.....June turns 21......


I do fit on this chair honestly.......



A little outing with Heather at a very nice cafe in Canungra......




Friday June 8th .......
our June turned 21......
Gosh another grandchild all grown up....
where have the years gone.....
Lunch with June...Heather and Liz.....



We were at the Green Frog Hollow cafe....


A family BBQ at home for dinner to help June celebrate.....




We (Heather and us) gave June a beautiful keepsake ring for her birthday....
Amethyst...her birthstone.....


It was so good to be a part of June's celebration.....
A great night but no-one seems to have any photos of the family ...... 
oh dear, how slack.....

Earlier in the week we had this cute visitor......
It was late in the afternoon so the light wasn't good for photos but you can just see him or her....lol


I have been busy sewing, I'll leave that for another post.....
Toodloooo....